Nillumbik Shire Council has secured $425,000 in funding to improve the safety of two road ‘black spots’ in Arthurs Creek and Cottles Bridge.
As part of the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program, which aims to reduce the risk of crashes occurring through funding safety measures, the money will be used to:
- Install a guardrail and variable speed limit signs for school zone signs outside Arthurs Creek Primary School. The signs will change to 40km/h during school times, then revert back to 60km/h.
- Install a guardrail and warning markers on hazardous corners alongside Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Road, between Greens Road and Hildebrand Road in Cottles Bridge.
Mayor Karen Egan welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement.
“Council appreciates any funding that goes towards making our roads as safe as possible and I am pleased to see the safety of all our residents, in particular those in the rural areas, and everyone else using our roads will be improved as a result of this,” she said.
“These roads were among a list of 71 Victorian ‘black spots’ that were identified as high priority. The new safety measures will help to reduce the risk of road incidents from occurring in our Shire.”
Of the $425,000 funding received, $188,000 will be used to install safety measures at Arthurs Creek and $237,000 will be put towards Cottles Bridge works.
It is anticipated works on installing the signage and guardrails will start early next year.